Devon and Somerset Fire Service Attend Property fire

    2 fire appliances from Colyton and Seaton were mobilised to a 2 storey semi detached property at Mount View, Colyton on Saturday after receiving a call from the occupant saying their smoke alarms were activating and the family were in the process of evacuating. 

    2 fire appliances from Colyton and Seaton were mobilised to a 2 storey semi detached property at Mount View, Colyton after receiving a call from the occupant saying their smoke alarms were activating and the family were in the process of evacuating. 

    Crews were on scene within minutes and soon located the fire in the ground floor lounge area involving a sofa. The fire was soon under control and confirmed to be extinguished using 2 breathing apparatus and 1 hose reel jet, before using a thermal imaging to check for hotspots and a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the property of smoke. 

    This incident is now complete and was brought under control at 06:29hrs, The fire, which started accidentally, caused 70% smoke damage to the property with the sofa sustaining 50% heat and smoke damage. One adult, 2 children and their pets were all able to evacuate safely and uninjured, prior to our arrival.

    More from Local News

    • Football clubs to be offered life saving defibrillators

      During the Euro 2020 football match against Finland, the world looked on in horror after Danish footballer Christian Eriksen suddenly collapsed on the pitch. At just 29 Eriksen had suffered a cardiac arrest and was resuscitated with CPR and a defibrillator before being rushed off to hospital. In 2012, Bolton Wanderers midfielder, Fabrice Muamba also suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed during a football match at the age of 23. Thankfully, both players survived, however it could've been a very different outcome.

    • Have your say on Sidmouth's public toilets

      The residents of Sidmouth are being invited to give their views on proposals that would see either the Market Place or the Port Royal public toilets retained and upgraded but not both.

    • Woman arrested after allegedly assaulting a man in Exeter

      A woman was arrested by Police following an incident in Exeter during the early hours of the morning. Devon and Cornwall Police said officers were called to a residential address at around 2.30am today [August 4] following reports of an assault taking place.

    • Police issue warning to speeding drivers on M5

      Police have issued a warning to drivers about the dangers of speeding after clocking one driver on the M5 at night. Officers from Devon and Cornwall Roads Policing Team tweeted out an image of their speed detection device which noted how a driver was spotted reaching speeds of up to 111mph on the M5 near Cullompton.

    • £40 million loan progresses

      East Devon Council cabinet has made an in-principle agreement to borrow up to £40million to help developers build much-needed infrastructure in Cranbrook.

    • Police appeal for information following Exmouth car crash

      Police are appealing for information following a car crash in Exmouth that left three people with suspected serious injuries. The three-vehicle collision happened in Exeter Road at around 6.45pm on Saturday 31st July.

    • Ambulance Services plea to callers

      The Ambulance Service has issued a desperate plea to the public, urging them to only call 999 for life-threatening emergencies. The warning comes after the service says it is currently experiencing 'extremely high demand'.

    • New parking rules at R D & E Wonford

      ANPR cameras are to be introduced at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital which will mean patients and visitors will have to pay on exit rather than arrival

    Schedule

    Tide Times

    Today's Weather

    • Exmouth

      Light rain

      High: 18°C | Low: 15°C

    • Sidmouth

      Heavy Rain

      High: 17°C | Low: 15°C

    • Exeter

      Light rain

      High: 19°C | Low: 16°C

    • Dawlish

      Light rain

      High: 18°C | Low: 16°C

    What's On

    • Sidmouth Folk Festival

      Organisers of The Sidmouth Folk Festival aim to put on a week of music, dance and family entertainment this summer. Billed as A Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival, the event from July 30 until August 6, will be an ‘authentic taste’ of the traditional event. John Braithwaite, festival director, said: “We are looking forward to this special celebration, as we thank everyone who helped the festival survive last year’s cancellation and to secure its future.

      at Blackmore Gardens
    • Exmouth Country Market - 8.30 til 11.30am

      Cooperative market selling cakes, meals, savouries, preserves, eggs, plants, crafts, vegetables and fruit. All home made and locally produced

      at The Glenorchy Hall
    • An Adorably Curious Adventure

      Are you curious? Do you like adventures? Then get ready to explore The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon with this fun family activity trail. Feed your curiosity and discover all things adorable with a donkey adventure like no other. Simply find the A-Z of fun donkey facts around the sanctuary and complete the trail activities as you go to claim a prize and sticker. The adventure is split into two parts – one short trail and one a little longer. For the first part, locate eight donkey facts around the main sanctuary and find the hidden letters to complete the missing word. Why let the fun stop there? For the super inquisitive and serious explorers among you, follow the trail around the sanctuary’s wider walkways to complete the second part of the adventure (optional), finding 18 more hidden letters to complete the missing phrase. This entertaining activity combines family fun, exercise and brainpower and is just £5 per trail, including the prize and sticker. Head to The Shed to pick up a trail sheet and away you go on your adventure. Plus with daily talks, scenic walks, engaging exhibits, award-winning gardens and, of course, hundreds of adorable donkeys to meet, there’s so much to explore with your own herd, whatever the weather. Take sanctuary in the Taste of the West award-winning restaurant, The Kitchen, and enjoy fresh, local, seasonal produce while soaking in the unparalleled coast and country views. Breakfasts, lunches and tempting afternoon treats are served daily, with every penny of profit helping donkeys and mules around the world. Before heading home, browse the Gift Shop at leisure in the knowledge that every purchase goes towards helping donkeys in need. Packed with unique donkey-design items and souvenirs, you will find something for everyone. Make the day your own, but above all else, fall in love with the herds of donkeys. From humble beginnings as a UK rescue mission over 50 years ago, The Donkey Sanctuary has grown into one of the world’s largest equine welfare charities. The sanctuary is open 7 days a week, from 9am to 5pm. Entry and parking is FREE (donations welcome), and dogs on leads are welcome. A range of safety measures are in place to protect visitors, staff, volunteers and donkeys, and full details on visiting can be found on The Donkey Sanctuary website. Further information www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/sidmouth | 01395 578222 | enquiries@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk All proceeds help fund the work of The Donkey Sanctuary Worldwide.

      at The Donkey Sanctuary